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Joseph Cornell Hardcover – April 1, 1990


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  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Museum of Modern Art / Prestel (April 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791310631
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791310633
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,322,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book offers a lush look at an American original." -- The Indianapolis News

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Megan Ritchie on June 20, 2000
Format: Hardcover
If you seen the work of Joseph Cornell before and loved it then you will find much to learn from in this book. But, I'm not sure readers encountering Cornell for the first time through this book will be won over. The detailed text by McShine is thorough, covering his life, his surrealist box constructions, collages and cinema. A huge amount of his work is reproduced, and an extensive bibliography are included. However, most of the plates are in black and white, with only a handful of colour photographs of his work. Moreover, the photographs of his work lack depth, so the three-dimensional tactile qualities of his enigmatic box constructions are lost. Perhaps these qualities would be difficult to convey in any photographs. So, it is not the perfect Joseph Cornell book. But the writing is interesting and I still loved looking at the less-than-ideal reproductions of his work.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. Saenz on August 9, 2006
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I've been a fan of Joseph Cornell ever since I discovered him at the Chicago Art Institute. But, like many of you, I thought all he did was shadowboxes. But, oh no. The rich illustrations showed me treatments, themes, and directions I had no idea the artist had ever worked in. The surprises were rather pleasant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. T. Greene on November 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
Contents include the editor's introduction and four significant essays: "the Trancendental Surrealism of JC" by Dawn Ades; "JC: Mechanic of the Ineffable" by a frenziedly allusive Carter Ratcliffe, which among other things places JC in an American context, amongst Thoreau, Dickinson and the Puritans (!); "The Cinematic Gaze of JC" by P. Adams Sitney, a perceptive and authoritative survey of Cornell's films; and "JC: A Biography" by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan. These texts are heavily illustrated with unique supporting visual material. The plates of Cornell's work are unremarkable but there is the usual impeccable and thorough MOMA bibliography and checklist.
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